Associated Press Published

Procter & Gamble to Remediate Site of New W.Va. Plant

Procter & Gamble Headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.

Proctor & Gamble has joined a voluntary state program to address a pesticide found at the site of the company’s planned manufacturing plant in Berkeley County.

Proctor & Gamble says in a statement to The Journal that a soil study found trace amounts of a pesticide used in the 1950s at the site. The company says there’s no reason to believe there is a health hazard.

The Department of Environmental Protection says its Office of Environmental Remediation approved Procter & Gamble’s application to participate in the state’s voluntary remediation program.

The DEP says in a news release that it will work with the company to identify health and ecological risks associated with the 458-acre site’s current and potential future uses.

The plant is scheduled to open in 2017.